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Fire-damaged New York, Ontario & Western station may be conv

Postby K4Pacific » Thu Mar 28, 2013 1:13 pm

From Train Newswire
Published: March 28, 2013
MIDDLETOWN, N.Y. – The former New York, Ontario & Western passenger station in Middleton may be converted into new facilities for the Middletown Community Health Center. Middleton Mayor Joseph DeStefano tells the Mid-Hudson News Network the dilapidated, fire-damaged station is an icon and that the project will not only preserve the building but enhance healthcare in the region.

Built in 1892, the three-story brick building was designed by architect Bradford Lee Gilbert. O&W passenger service ended in the 1953, and in 1957 the O&W was liquidated. The station was home to several small shops and businesses until damaged by fire on February 2, 2004. It has sat empty ever since.

Conversion of the station will cost about cost $10 million. U.S. Senator Charles Schumer says he would lobby for $4 million in New Market Tax Credits to help fund the project. Schumer says when tax credits are granted, private funding steps forward to pay for the remainder of the work. Center officials are hoping to receive the tax credit commitment by May, line up the remainder of the financing and start the two-year reconstruction project.
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Re: Fire-damaged New York, Ontario & Western station may be

Postby David » Mon Jul 22, 2013 8:59 pm

Any updates on the rebuilding of the station? Pictures?
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Re: Fire-damaged New York, Ontario & Western station may be

Postby David » Tue Sep 17, 2013 9:42 pm

I guess not too many people get to Middletown NY to see this old stations repair.
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Re: Fire-damaged New York, Ontario & Western station may be

Postby David » Fri Jan 24, 2014 11:14 pm

Anyone been to Middletown NY lately??
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Re: Fire-damaged New York, Ontario & Western station may be

Postby frank754 » Mon Jan 27, 2014 12:51 pm

That's an article from almost a year ago. From what I hear, the plan is still in place, but nothing has been done yet.
In fact, they already had the plans in place to turn it into a medical building when I visited in 2011:
http://viewoftheblue.com/photography/middle_nyow.html
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Re: Fire-damaged New York, Ontario & Western station may be

Postby Marty Feldner » Mon Jan 27, 2014 9:24 pm

I've seen that page before; one correction- what he refers to as a shop building was the Adams Express Company building, next to the passenger station. The shops facilities were about a quarter mile (timetable) west of here.

As for the station conversion- this is Middletown we're talking about. AKA 'dysfunction junction'. The DL&W cutoff restoration has as much a chance for completion, IMO. (I wouldn't mind being proved wrong, but I'm not holding my breath...)
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Re: Fire-damaged New York, Ontario & Western station may be

Postby David » Thu Mar 19, 2015 9:47 pm

Any work started on the station?
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Re: Fire-damaged New York, Ontario & Western station may be

Postby David » Tue Oct 06, 2015 11:08 am

Any updates on this building??
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Re: Fire-damaged New York, Ontario & Western station may be

Postby David » Tue Apr 26, 2016 11:42 pm

Heard there was a fire there. How much damage was there? Have they started to work on the building for there new medical facilities?
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Re: Fire-damaged New York, Ontario & Western station may be

Postby Marty Feldner » Wed Apr 27, 2016 11:53 pm

Fire was contained to a single room on the third floor. The rest of the story isn't good; once again, Middletown snatches defeat from the jaws of victory. The Community Health Center was in WAY over its head with the station. Over three years they only managed to secure a fraction of the money needed, and from all appearances made little or no attempt to even stabilize the building. On the 17th, they announced that they were now in negotiations to move into a portion of the former Horton Hospital- now the Touro Medical College.

MIDDLETOWN – Plans to relocate the Middletown Community Health Center to the O&W Railroad Station in Middletown have been scrapped, but

the healthcare organization will be relocated to the Touro College campus in the city.

Middletown had sold the vacant, rundown O&W Station, which had been the victim of two fires, to the community health center for $1 which had plans to raise the funding to restore and move into it. While the organization has secured over $3 million in state and federal funds, it needed much more, and federal tax credits, which were sought, could not be secured.

Link to the article:http://www.midhudsonnews.com/News/2016/March/17/MCHC_Touro-17Mar16.htm

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